(May 2, 2014) – Students at Broad Run High School are coming together in a big way for the first inter-club community project of its kind. Leaders of the National Honor Society (NHS), Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Rotary Interact club, and Broad Run Band program shared similar ideas about hosting a spring 5K race at the school. The result is the first Ashburn 5K Color Run!
With the generous support of local businesses, Broad Run students have organized a complete 5K race that will start and finish at Broad Run High School on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The event is open to all community members, and prizes will be awarded for each age group. The registration packet includes a white Color Run t-shirt for runners to wear through the clouds of color.
The proceeds will be divided among each organization’s selected cause:
- Blue Memorial March: Broad Run FBLA supports the Blue Memorial March, which serves to remember law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and offers support for their families. Current officers of the DC/MD/VA area commit to walking one kilometer for each fallen officer from the previous year.
- BRHS Band Boosters Association: The Band Boosters provide assistance and support to the program that affords students the opportunity for an educational, enjoyable, and rewarding experience with music.
- Eliminate Project: The Key Club supports the efforts of Kiwanis International and UNICEF who have joined forces to eliminate the deadly maternal and neonatal tetanus disease that takes the lives of 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.
- Shelterbox: The Rotary Interact Club sponsors first response supply kits to be sent internationally with volunteers to areas suffering from severe poverty, national disaster, and destruction.
- Smashing Walnuts: NHS supports Smashing Walnuts in their efforts to sponsor research for childhood brain cancer.
Wounded Warriors: NHS is also donating to the national fund focused on providing rehabilitation to war veterans and their physical and mental recovery.
Community members can register for the race by visiting the Broad Run High School home page and following the links. A special thank you to our local business owners and managers for their support to offset the costs associated with the event and to provide prizes for the participants.